Quality Assurance Activities for New Homes Appendix B

The cost and energy savings from high performance homes can be quantified through energy simulations in conjunction with testing and monitoring. Similarly, the value of a quality management system can be quantified in new home construction through quality performance metrics. These metrics include schedules, energy performance, costs, training, satisfaction, referrals, productivity, and warranty/defects as outlined in Home Innovation Research Labs’s Economics of Quality Report. There are currently builders constructing high performance homes that have already implemented quality management systems. The goal of this interim report is to detail a builder, Veridian Homes that has already implemented a quality management system and is monitoring the impact of quality and energy efficiency.

Quality Assurance Activities for New Homes Appendix B
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